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Ernestos Sanctuary

Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
Type of Organization
Animal Welfare
Services Provided
Anti-Cruelty and Animal Rescue
Their Work

Ernestos Sanctuary is in the Northwestern area of Syria, squarely located in the war zone. Ernestos Sanctuary takes care of the forgotten victims of the war — Syria’s animals. They care for over 2000 cats, all of whom are survivors and have their own stories. Some cats were abandoned when their owners fled the bombing; others were born onto the streets of deserted and ruined towns where survival is almost impossible. The sanctuary also has a farm where 67 animals, including 24 dogs, four donkeys, three horses, seven goats, ten chickens, two geese, one duck, five monkeys, two peacocks, three sheep, three horses, and four doves, live. They are cared for by two excellent veterinarians and a compassionate nursing team. The veterinary clinic also offers free services to community members who bring their animals for treatment.

SPCA International knows how challenging it is for Ernestos Sanctuary to operate in a war zone. We are so impressed by their bravery and commitment to the animals and are proud to help them with their mission to improve the lives of the animals in their community.